Monday , 27 January 2020
Latest News
Home » Politics (page 81)


Scrap Security Votes, Immunity Clause, SERAP Tells Presidential Candidates

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked all presidential candidates in the 2019 elections, to commit themselves to innovative antigraft reforms which include the scraping of security votes and immunity clause for political office holders.  SERAP’s position was contained in a letter which the organisation said it has sent out to all major presidential candidates in the forthcoming polls. ... Read More »

Education: Gov. Shettima’s Unique Panacea To Boko Haram Crisis

By Femi Ige Recent efforts by writers to paint the efforts of the Nigerian Military and the Borno State Government as lame duck, flies in the face of reality and previous assessments of the insurgency crisis in the North East. Francis Abayomi, writing in The Independent newspapers says emerging narratives on Boko Haram in the wake of renewed wave of ... Read More »

How I Plan To Tackle Girl-Child Education If I’m Elected President – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ekekwesili, says getting girls in school must be a priority for every nation, especially one like Nigeria which she says, is still “struggling with development”. She said this during the NEDG/BON presidential debate on Saturday while stating her four-point agenda on tackling the problem of girl-child education in ... Read More »

Taraba APC, PDP Trade Words over Attack on Governorship Candidate

Accusation and counter accusation have continued to trail Thursday’s attack on the convoy of APC gubernatorial candidate in Taraba state, Alhaji Sani Abubakar. While the APC is accusing the state governor, Darius Ishaku, of planning to assassinate its candidate due to his unassailable popularity, the PDP however has accused Abubakar of trying to destabilise peace and cause mayhem in the ... Read More »

Poll: PDP rejects INEC’s move to accommodate Rivers APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected alleged moves by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accommodate candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general elections in Rivers State. INEC had, through its National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, hinted at the weekend that certain circumstances could lead to the postponement ... Read More »

Why I was not at the Presidential Debate-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he could not attend Saturday night’s Presidential Debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON). He spoke through the Spokesman of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo. Keyamo in a statement titled ‘WHY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI DID NOT ATTEND THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ORGANISED BY THE ... Read More »

Beware of Atiku, Buhari’s media group warns Nigerians

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised Nigerians to be wary of presidential candidates who say they have no problem selling national assets to their friends and cronies. This, according to BMO, is because of the latest Freudian slip by Atiku Abubakar on his commitment to favour his friends and cronies on his disposal of our national assets, just like ... Read More »

I can’t attend Presidential Debate without Buhari, says Atiku

The PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Saturday night, gave reasons he decided not to attend the presidential debate. The former vice president said he came to the venue of the debate and left when he understood that President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC would not attend the debate. Atiku in a statement said: “We came here for a Presidential ... Read More »

Titi Atiku-Abubakar, wives of Generals Jemibewon (rtd.), Olanrewaju (rtd.), others injured as hoodlums attack campaign convoy

Mrs. Titi Atiku Abubakar , wife of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and members of her entourage suffered varying degrees of injuries when hoodlums suspected to be political thugs attacked them during a political campaign visit to Ibadan on Friday. Others wounded apart from Mrs. Abubakar, according to sources are Mrs. Dupe Jemibewon ... Read More »

Former Jigawa Governor, Supporters, Defect to APC

Less than a month to the presidential election, some heavy weights in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including a former governor of Jigawa state, have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that those who defected included the first civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Sa’ad Birnin Kudu and former Senator ... Read More »

Katsina North plans to secure one million votes for Buhari

The Daura Zonal Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State has pledged to deliver one million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 elections. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the chapter also promised same for the State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Masari in the governorship elections. Malam Usman Ado-Oc, the Zonal Vice Chairman ... Read More »

FG Asks Court To Remove Onnoghen As CJN, NJC Chairman

The Federal Government has filed a motion before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, asking for the removal of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN and chairman of the National Judicial Council, NJC. Saturday Punch reports that the motion was filed by Musa Ibrahim and Fatima Danjuma Ali on behalf of the Attorney-General of the Federation on ... Read More »

EXPOSED!! Jailed US President’s Lawyer, Cohen, Confesses To Rigging Polls For Trump

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm, RedFinch Solutions, to manipulate two public opinion polls in favour of Trump before the 2016 presidential ... Read More »

Former Sokoto Gov Happy Over Defections to APC

The immediate Governor of Sokoto state, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has expressed satisfaction over the gale of defections that has continued to rock the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. Reacting to the recent defection of not less than 5,796 members of PDP and other parties to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Gudu and Tangaza local governments of Sokoto ... Read More »

Oshiomhole To Buhari: You Must Prosecute Past Govt. For Squandering $16bn

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make it a point of “duty to man and to God” to prosecute those who wasted $16billion on electricity. Oshiomhole urged Buhari to probe the controversial $16billion power fund “wasted” on the power sector by the administration of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, ... Read More »

PDP exonerates Atiku in Bank PHB’s collapse

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is honest and hard-working and has nothing to do with issues leading to the collapse of Bank PHB, NAN reports. The PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) said the allegations of Abubakar’s involvement in the collapse of the bank were fabricated to frame the candidate. PPCO Director of Media and ... Read More »

US Visit, Bank PHB: FG should bury its head in shame, says Atiku

Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has mocked the federal government over its failed bid to get the United States government to deny him visa, saying with or without a trip to America, the PDP will dislodge the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress, APC, in next month’s election. He ... Read More »

MURIC chides Atiku, Oshiomole over utterances

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has issued a stern warning to the former vice president and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as well as the former governor of Edo State and chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomole over what it described as ‘frivolous pronouncements’. It will be recalled that Atiku Abubakar ... Read More »

2019: We will give 100 percent votes to Buhari, Lalong in Jos North- LG Chairman

Chairman Jos-North Local Govt – Area of Plateau State, Hon. Dr. Philip Izang Nyam has promised President Muhammad Buhari and Plateau State governor, Dr. Simon Bako Lalong 101% votes in the forth coming presidential and gobernatioal elections in plateau state. In a press statement, he said “The giant and remarkable strides of His Excellency President Muhammad Buhari & Rt. Hon. Dr. ... Read More »

FG asks Atiku to return home and explain role in collapse of Bank PHB

The Federal Government on Friday alleged that the former Vice President and the Peoples Democratic Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has questions to answer over the collapse of the Bank PHB. The Government  accused Atiku of benefiting from N156 million slush funds through Claremont Management Services Account on 13th January, 2009. The Federal Government  also said it was not perturbed ... Read More »